Coronavirus: latest Library information

Updated 3pm, 15 July 2020

The Library has migrated as many of its services online as possible while its sites are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have the largest ebook collections in the UK accessible via Library Search. Contact us via Library Chat anytime to get help and support:

Service availability

Find out here how to access our services:

Library fines

We have paused Library fines while our sites are closed. Your account may still show fines accruing and show books are recalled or overdue - please ignore this for the moment.

All recalls suspended

We have suspended all recalls, including High Demand books. If you get any automated notifications from us asking you to return a book, just ignore them.

Book returns 

You can't return your borrowed items while our sites are closed. If you’d like us to update you by email when we know more, contact us via Library Chat.

Database access

Publishers are providing access to additional e-resources, including e-books, during the period of the COVID-19 outbreak on a rolling trial basis. Please note the length of access to these resources varies from publisher to publisher.